What do you need to survive and be happy?by Hugh Holub on Nov. 24, 2010, under economy, politics
We are a society based on owning a lot of stuff….even if we went into debt to get the stuff.
But what do we really need to survive? Do we really need an iphone? High speed internet access? A new car? A Facebook page?
Talking to folks about this, many said they couldn’t survive without a cell phone or a computer or email. Remember we all did pretty well before the days of cell phones, computers and email.
If we had to pare down our lives to the basics, what do we need to survive and be happy?
26 things you need to survive and be happy.
[Here's my list....Not in any order of priority]
—a roof over our heads so we don’t freeze to death at night or get wet during the rain
–a source of food
–a pot to cook in
–a cup to drink from
–a source of water
–pants or a dress
–a pair of clean under wear
–a loving spouse
–faith that tomorrow will be better
–good friends and community
–something to trade that you can make or grow or raise
–a means of transportation… a horse or a car that runs
And to whatever degree you have the things you need to survive…that’s what you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
What do you need to survive and be happy?